As you’ll no doubt be aware…early 2015 I’m returning to Uganda to work with Eden Orphan School, deep in the countryside of Western Uganda.
I’ll be staying at the school, teaching the children photography, providing them with 35mm cameras and getting them to shoot images of their daily life.
Those photographs will then be developed and be presented to the children in albums. An exhibition of their work will be shown in the UK during late 2015, raising the profile of the school and the good work that Ronald the headteacher is carrying out.
I’m returning to the school with 35mm cameras, a couple of used digital cameras (for the teachers) a secondhand laptop and other materials to help progress the project.
As well as the photographic project, I will also be taking out some valuable materials for the school. Items include pencils, pens, exercise books, educational books, sports equipment, maps etc
Funding is already in place to proceed with the first stage of this project, however as always, extra funding will help to purchase some wooden benches and chalk boards for the class rooms (purchased while I’m at the school)
I have decided to stay at the school & I can honestly say I’m blown away by the local community who are getting ready for my arrival. They are building a small brick room for my stay (wow!!) The picture attached shows the staff and local guardians of the children helping to build this. It was taken two days ago by Ronald.
Thank you to all of you so far who have provided donations for the project, helping to make my vision a reality. You are honestly making a huge impact on the children of this area.
The project isn’t about poverty or highlighting what they do and do not have, it is about giving time, believe and education, culminating in a body of work from the children that will hopefully demonstrate above all else human dignity.
If you would like to become involved I would be only too happy to send you some further information.